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Pattern Reviews> McCall's> 5142 (The Perfect Jean)

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Posted on:11/18/08 7:53 PM
Last Updated:11/18/08 8:00 PM
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Elisabeth Lee said... (11/6/10 11:41 AM) Reply
Great job! I have been trying different techniques for a couple years w/o success and this pattern & corduroy fabric has been in the "to do" pile for 2 years. I printed the Anne Rowley Flat Seam Adjustment which I think is what I've been missing. Does she have a book? Do you know what Threads issue discussed the tip for close fitting pants? Thank you so much for sharing your fitting dilema.
cleverkitty said... (7/17/09 8:08 AM) Reply
These are amazing and the fit is just my size, great review!
knitlitcamper said... (5/2/09 11:40 PM) Reply
love your jeans! I have this pattern and in fact bought 3 more copies as backup after sewing my first pairs of jeans from it. You are inspiring me to bring my tan denim w/the subtle herringbone/chevron design out of my stash to sew another pair.
wendlesue said... (1/20/09 0:01 AM) Reply
Lots of good info in this review. Thanks!
Karendee said... (11/19/08 1:32 PM) Reply
Your jeans are SO professional looking. You have a wonderful figure and these look so good on you. Thanks for the thorough review,.
EleanorSews said... (11/19/08 12:57 PM) Reply
Another inspired reader/viewer. Your jeans are wonderful and your review so very thorough. Nice to know there's another "process person" out there. To top it off, McCalls patterns are on sale at JoAnn's this beginning Nov 22nd. Looks like I'll be there following your lead. Time to stop searching RTW for a pair of jeans.
2BSewing said... (11/19/08 12:17 PM) Reply
Wow!!!! Your jeans are absolutely beautiful. Your topstitching is beautiful. Impeccable work. Thank you for taking the time to include the pictures and write a helpful review.
woggy said... (11/19/08 11:05 AM) Reply
I would wear these jeans in a heart beat. You did a wonderful job on them. I only wish I could topstitch as well as you!
Teri said... (11/19/08 10:53 AM) Reply
Wow! Great top stitching and detail. Your jeans look great. Thanks for the review.
whomper said... (11/19/08 10:38 AM) Reply
Your jeans are beyond professional both in fit and execution. Great job! And a really helpful review!
Mary Stiefer said... (11/19/08 10:15 AM) Reply
Wonderful looking jeans - what more could a girl ask for - the perfect jean
Obrooks770 said... (11/19/08 9:56 AM) Reply
WOW! Great job
cindyann said... (11/19/08 8:11 AM) Reply
Really nice looking jeans. Great fit!
Ronda Rae said... (11/19/08 7:56 AM) Reply
omg! You MADE those?! I bow down to you. These are superbly sewn- the topstitching is absolutely stunning. Thanks for the flat seat adjustment tute; I am a flat seated mama, but do not need the thin thighs adjustment- I wish! Great jeans!!
Em's Summer said... (11/19/08 7:05 AM) Reply
Great jeans and exquisite sewing!
Leora said... (11/18/08 11:40 PM) Reply
You look nice in tan jeans. I also like your special stitches on the first pair.
Lori V said... (11/18/08 11:02 PM) Reply
Great review and what nice looking jeans.
Christas said... (11/18/08 11:00 PM) Reply
These look WONDERFUL! Your topstitching is very impressive! Great fit, too.
sewing for fun said... (11/18/08 10:11 PM) Reply
Great review with very helpful links and fitting tips. Jeans look beautiful!
Re Becca said... (11/18/08 9:44 PM) Reply
nice pants! They fit well!
Nancy Anne said... (11/18/08 9:41 PM) Reply
From one slow sewer to another, these are very impressive!
Amanda S. said... (11/18/08 9:29 PM) Reply
GREAT JEANS! I need to try a pair of these. You've inspired me. Thanks!
pterion said... (11/18/08 9:08 PM) Reply
Very professional looking jeans and a really helpful review.
leanmeansewingmachine said... (11/18/08 8:59 PM) Reply
Fantastic! I was ready to get rid of this pattern (unused), but now I think I'll have to give it a try. Thanks!
moushka said... (11/18/08 8:41 PM) Reply
Wow! Both pairs look terrific! Great review.
DaisyEsq said... (11/18/08 8:09 PM) Reply
Your jeans look fantastic!
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